Pierre Bonnard
Juan Gris

27 rue Fleurus

Dimensions 35 cm x 35 cm x 10 cm
Materials Sandblasted glass and wood

Pierre Bonnard – “La Sieste” from 1900 is in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. This is a painting of Marthe Boursin, Bonnard’s companion who he later married. The pose is based on a classical sculpture of Hermaphrodite that may be seen in the Louvre Museum in Paris

Juan Gris – “Still life with Seltzer Bottle, Newspaper, and Glass” from 1915 or 1916 was part of a group of 47 paintings, 38 by Picasso and 9 by Gris purchased from the Gertrude Stein estate by David Rockefeller, John Hay Whitney, William S. Paley, Nelson Rockefeller, and André Meyer and given as a gift to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Stein turned to collecting and understanding the great value of Gris’ work when Picasso’s paintings became too expensive.